February Spartan of the Month: Nashae cox

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After discovering a passion for change and analysis whilst studying law, Nashae ‘Shae’ Cox joined our Business Analyst programme in February 2020. Despite finishing training and looking for her first tech role amidst the start of the pandemic, Shae secured a position with the UK’s largest private healthcare provider. Since joining, Shae has earned great feedback from our client, with her line manager describing her as; “truly an asset to the team and always working effectively and calmly under pressure.” Read more about Shae’s journey…

 

Congratulations for being named Spartan of the Month!

Being named Spartan of the month shocked me to say the least! But it has motivated me to keep up the momentum and I am extremely grateful that I was chosen to receive this recognition. 

 

Can you tell us a bit more about what you did before Sparta Global?

I went to De Montfort University and studied law before joining Sparta Global. I was recommended the company by a friend and it became clear that Sparta Global gave me the opportunity to build upon the best parts of my university degree (change and analysis) for my future career.  

 

Where did you train with Sparta Global and which course did you study?

I joined Sparta Global’s business course and trained in the London Academy, joining in February 2020 and graduating in March 2020.

 

You are now working as a Business Analyst/Scrum Master for the UK’s largest private healthcare provider. How did your training help you prepare for your first role?

Overall, the training was intense but rewarding! Some parts of my current role are very specific to the company I work for, so it would’ve been impossible for my trainer to outline those areas! But the Academy gave me the knowledge I needed to execute the fundamental parts of my role.

 

Tell us a little bit about your day-to-day role.

Every day is different - interacting with different stakeholders and dealing with new challenges each day. One thing that is always consistent, however, is having to manage stakeholders and their expectations. I must also always focus on maintaining a consistent level of communication between the business and technical team. 

 

How have you found your first tech role?

I have found my first tech role very interesting. I find myself learning something new every day! People inevitably use tech to improve lives and help others. We spread knowledge, make tasks easier, and make systems more efficient. Working in tech allows me to say that I am a part of all of the above and that makes me proud. 

 

Would you recommend Sparta to other graduates?

I would definitely recommend Sparta to other graduates because it gives you the chance to gain experience in an industry that is otherwise difficult to get into!